14 February 2018

Export Education Levy projects from 2016/17

The Export Education Levy Annual Report for 2016/17 has been published online, and includes information on activities funded by the levy including the International Student Wellbeing Strategy, ENZ’s Regional Partnership Programme and more.

The annual report covers the period from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017, and can be found on the Education Counts and ENZ website.

The levy is paid by education providers who enrol fee-paying international students in New Zealand. 

“In 2003, the Government introduced the Export Education Levy to fund a wide range of development and risk management initiatives for the export education sector. This includes funding the Code of Practice which oversees the wellbeing of our international students while they are studying in New Zealand, as well as marketing, development, quality assurance and research for the sector,” says Belinda Himiona, Group Manager International Education, Ministry of Education.

Activities funded by the levy in 2016/17 include:

Support for promotional activities in ENZ’s priority markets included digital marketing via the Study in New Zealand website, social media campaigns, fairs and events held overseas. It also supported in-bound agent visits and international media familiarisation visits to New Zealand.

Funding also went into expanding the scope of growth activities, and number of regions participating in ENZ’s Regional Partnership Programme, which works with international education providers, local government, regional economic development agencies and communities to encourage regional growth in international education.

Funding was also allocated to administering and monitoring the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.  To support the implementation of the new Code of Practice, guidelines and other resources were developed and published on the New Zealand Qualifications Authority’s website. A letter of expectations was sent to all signatories advising them of the new Code of Practice and highlighting their responsibilities

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